New details about the upcoming competitive mode in Overwatch continue to hit the web, and now, fans can get their first look at some of the rewards that will be coming to the highest skilled players.
Competitive mode is currently live on Korea's Overwatch public test realm servers, revealing the interface, the number of placement matches required to be ranked and those oh-so-pretty golden weapon skins players will be able to get their hands on with enough skill and dedication.
As revealed by Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan in a recent developer diary, seasons will last roughly three months. This images from the public test realm confirm his statements. Players will need to play 10 placement matches before receiving a rank, and ranks will be numbered from 1 to 100 (with 1 being the lowest rank and 100 being the highest). Winning and losing will cause a player's rank to go up and down.
So far, it hasn't been revealed exactly what rank players will need to have in order to unlock some of the various competitive rewards. Golden weapon skins for various characters have appeared in images online, but those aren't the only rewards players can expect. Those who played Overwatch's ranked mode will also earn exclusive player icons and sprays for use in-game.
Of course, the ranked system is still a work in progress and subject to change. As for why it's not currently available for testing in North America, it may have something to do with the fact that Overwatch is quickly becoming one of the most played games in South Korea, coming mighty close to dethroning the ever-popular League of Legends as the most played game in the country's thousands of internet cafes. However, the fact that the mode is currently in public testing somewhere means fans can likely expect said mode to arrive soon, likely sometime in early July.
You can check out some of the game's upcoming golden weapon skins below, and head over to Iven for even more images.
For those just starting to dive into the colorful and competitive world of Overwatch, be sure to read up on our various guides to the game's cast of characters. Blizzard recently revealed that more than 10 million players have played Overwatch in the month since the game's release, and that number that is likely to only increase.